Friday, January 13, 2012

Ongoing Debate On Using 21st CCLC Funds for Extending the School Day

By Sam Piha

On this blog we have been following the discussions nationwide about whether or not to allow 21st CCLC funds for afterschool to be diverted to extending the school day. We have interviewed several advocates, including Jennifer Davis and Carla Sanger, about this topic. 

Recently, the Washington Post posted a blog that featured differing views authored by Jennifer Davis, co-founder and president of the National Center on Time & Learning, and Jodi Grant, executive director of the nonprofit Afterschool Alliance. To read their comments and the comments of many readers, click here

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